BY MELISSA HIGGINS Photos courtesy: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. If you’re taking on a project that’s guaranteed to move around a lot of dirt, then one permit you’ll need to apply for is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit....
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO But let’s take that broom out of the closet for a second. It’s an apt analogy, because when a better way of doing something comes along, it sweeps away older, less efficient methods. Similarly, geosynthetics have been almost as gamechanging for the erosion-control field....
BY RUSS SMITH “I needed to be able to adapt between doing small residential yards or a bit of commercial work, and occasionally putting bonded fiber matrix down on some steep hillsides,” Moore said. “I needed a machine that was easy to operate for one person, which could shoot that range of material....

As we enter the dawn of a new era, some of us are filled with optimism, while others are pessimistic, and still others are not sure. But there’s no question that our country will change. These changes will happen in many ways, but one thing I’m certain of is that we’re going to see a different business climate....

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